Ibanez GSR-205B Weathered Black 5 String £249
The Ibanez GSR205B 5-string bass guitar delivers acclaimed quality at a price that everyone can take advantage of. Since their introduction back in 1987, professionals from across the globe have coveted the SR series for their incredibly comfortable playing feel, and unique tonal delivery. Now players on a budget, who desire the same features as the SR series can grab a GSR model, which offer the famous Soundgear sleekness, comfort, tone, and playability, but without the bigger price tag.
Classic Ibanez looks
Ibanez know how to make an instrument look amazing. From signature models for the rich and famous – Steve Vai, Meshuggah, and Tosin Abasi – to their GSR Series, every model is crafted with huge attention to detail to give you the best in sound and feel.
The GSR205B body is contoured to offer maximum playing comfort. Built using solid mahogany, which is a lightweight tonewood with plenty of character, this bass produces a wide-ranging tonal output, with a low to midrange rumble served with smooth high-end shimmer.
Thanks to the extra string, you are afforded a much wider tonal range than that of a 4-string model. The lightweight nature of agathis makes it a delight to wield – perfect for those who’re developing their technical abilities, and great for gigging musicians who want a bass that is easy on the back.
Slim Neck Profile
Ibanez necks are well known for their impressive strength across super slender profiles. The GSR has a maple neck that plays very fast, with a narrow shape that extends along its entire length. The double-cutaway body profile also lends itself perfectly to making each and every part of the neck easily accessible. Paired with the neck is a sublime rosewood fingerboard, home to 22-frets that is adorned with dot position inlays to help you navigate clearly.
PHAT-II Bass Boost
The GSR205B packs powerful DXH-5 neck and bridge pickups, delivering full tones with a strong low-end chug. The pickups are controlled with two volume knobs, a tone knob, and the exclusive PHAT-II bass boost control. By accessing the PHAT-II active circuitry, you can infuse immense low-end energy into your signal. Not only does this add an extra dimension to the tonal versatility of the already impressive picking pairing, but also it allows your creativity to flow.
The GSR205 5-string bass guitar has the look and feel of models that carry a significantly higher price tag. The secure feel of the bridge, the impressive integrity of the tuning machines, the tonal versatility of the pickups, and the exquisite playing feel of the neck, all contribute to make a bass guitar that you will love to play for many a year.
|Model||GSR205B 5-String Bass Guitar|
|Number of Strings||5|
|Number of Frets||22|